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E102 | Pat McNamara

“Why do we do fitness? To stay fit! If you are working out and breaking yourself so you can exercise you are not staying fit and you are just a dumbass!” – Pat McNamara

Episode 102 of the Doc and Jock podcast is a instant classic. We sit down to talk with 22 year Delta Force vet turned Strength & Conditioning Coach Pat McNamara (Mac).

Pat McNamara is a dudes dude. Like we said before he was a 22 vet of the Army’s Special Forces and spent 13 of those 22 years with Delta Force. He’s seen it all from hostile hostage recovery to Cold War spy games and anything in between. What he took away from those years was that the demands of the battlefield and of everyday life require a sort of fitness that isn’t obtained through normal strength & conditioning. Thus he created his own training system called Combat Strength Training (CST).

The goal of CST is to train you how to save your life, save your family and friends lives and crush bad dudes. CST believes in longevity because a broken person can’t train.

During E102 Pat gives us all of the details on how he started CST, the principals of it and why it works. If you want to hear a real life bad ass talk about being an elite warrior and see how those training techniques can benefit you than Episode 102 is for you.

Episode Fast Forwarding Guide

0:00 – Sponsor Shout Outs

3:02 – Intro

11:57 – Why did Pat write Combat Strength Training (CST)?

19:11 – Why the standing Army’s fitness so bad and what can be done to change it?

30:59 – So you want to be a Special Forces soldier? What should you be doing to prep for selection?

39:30 – The core principals of CST

44:13 – The “chunks” of CST

1:06 – Weaknesses found: combative or not, what are something’s that dudes generally suck at it.

1:12 – Outro

Here is where to find Pat

Pat’s Business – http://www.tmacsinc.com/

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/patannamac1

Pat’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tmacsinc/

Combat Strength Training Web Site – http://www.combatstrengthtraining.com/

CST Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/combatstrengthtraining/

CST Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/combatstrengthtraining/

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